It's five days of non-stop fun! Take your child to a neighborhood camp so they can stay connected with friends. Camp is held Monday-Friday except on the following holidays: Monday, May 29 and Monday & Tuesday, July 3-4. A 9-week camp is held at Colvin and Evergreen from May 30-July 28. An 8-week camp is held at Lynette Woodard Recreation Center from May 30-July 21.
Summer Activity Camp is licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and is open to children ages 6-13.
With the assistance of many on-site presentations from community partners, campers will experience a variety of life-long learning opportunities such as cooking along with mentoring on financial education, gang awareness and reading. Of course the summer wouldn't be complete without a few field trips, swimming, games, crafts, movies and other fun recreational activities.
Off-site field trips are scheduled at various locations throughout Wichita. Past trips have included Watson Park, the Palace Theatre, Carousel Skate Center, All Star Adventures, Sedgwick County Zoo, and swimming at the Wichita Public Pools.
All site Directors have a Bachelor's Degree or comparable experience in recreation, education or related field. All staff members attend training each year in compliance with the KDHE regulations. Ratios of 1 counselor to 15 children (1 counselor to 20 children at Woodard) are maintained at all times.
Locations & Hours
Camp locations and their hours of operation for 2017 include:
Lynette Woodard: 10:00am-5:00pm
Registration & Fees
Registration will begin Monday, April 17, 2017. Contact the center you wish to attend to schedule an appointment to fill out the registration forms. Spaces are limited at each location so register early to ensure a spot at the facility of your choice.
Please note the following regarding registration:
- There is a one time, non-refundable registration fee of $10 per child required to enroll your child in camp.
- Weekly program fees: $30 per week per child.
- Mail-in registrations are not accepted. You must register in person at the Center where your camper will attend.
- Past participants WILL need to have new paperwork completed each year.
Each week's fee must be paid by the Friday prior to the week the camper is attending. Weekly fee covers all field trip admission costs. No additional fees are required.
The DCF Vision Card is accepted at all locations. Limited financial assistance is available at each site, contact the center of your choice for more information.
At some locations, you will first be pre-screened to determine DCF eligibility.
Colvin: 2820 S. Roosevelt / (316) 303-8023 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Evergreen: 2700 N. Woodland / (316) 303-8036 / email@example.com
Lynette Woodard: 2750 E. 18th St. / (316) 303-8015 / firstname.lastname@example.org